You Have No Idea How Much Your Boss Pays in Payroll Taxes

America is suffocating under an amazing tax burden, but most Americans STILL underestimate how much their tax bill really is.  That’s because Washington has done a fantastic job of forcing employers to hide most of the taxes you pay.  If people had to see and deal with their total liability, the Democratic Party would be swept into the dust bin of history. taxes

Here are some frightening facts from Rasmussen:

  • Only 54% of Americans are aware that employers pay payroll taxes on their behalf
  • Of those who do understand this, on 18% grossly underestimate the dollar amount of the taxes their bosses pay on their behalf
  • Only 10% of Americans have a basic understanding of the tax burden placed on their employer on their behalf

I heard a caller to Rush Limbaugh a few weeks ago.  He was a painting contractor who’d been in business for 20 years.  He is shutting down his company. The combination of a horrible economy and the burdens of even more taxes on business, the added regulation under Obama’s administration, the burden of an onerous Obamacare tax avalanche, have combined to make it almost impossible to run a small business—unless that business services the government.

The White House Will Ban Rush From Armed Forces Radio

rush-limbaugh-white-shirtWhen I was on the USS John C. Calhoun, the XO and I were big Rush fans. We stockpiled Snapple in the outboards of the Ship’s Office just to have a little taste of EIB during our three-month patrols. 

That was 1992. Back when this country’s government still held onto some strand of connection to its founding.

That's all gone, now. The United States is a shell of its former self. Not just the government, but the people, too. We’ve allowed the government to run our lives, and it has obliged. Washington now decides what we eat, what we read, what we hear, and what we say. And most of us, it seems, are fine with that.

It’s no surprise, then, that the White House has agreed to ban Rush Limbaugh from Armed Forces Radio upon receipt of few more complaints. 

Nothing scientific.  Nothing’s stopping someone from filling hundreds of complaints a day.  The number of petition signatures Obama demands is as significant as the popular vote count in Leonid Brezhnev's final unanimous election.

Breitbart, who said “we need Rush,” is gone. Rush, it seems, is going down without much of a fight from his listeners.  (Have you sold your Ford, Toyota, or Chevy?  Banned McDonald’s? Donated your Select Comfort bed?)

If Rush goes down, who will be able to stand in the wind that howls from Washington?

Time is running short, folks.  The drones are in the air. The White House has given itself sole and unquestionable authority to kill any American it determines needs to die. Obama has no intention of losing this election.

Joe Newby says the Democrats’ plan to destroy Rush will backfire. Do you buy that? Or do you expect the right to lose its most effective voice over the past quarter century?

Contact Senator Roy Blunt

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Contact Congress Blaine Luetkemeyer

Contact Congressman John Shimkus

Comes Now Gloria Allred and Makes an Ass of Herself

The feminist attorney famous for making herself famous just couldn't let the Sandra Fluke case go. Gloria Allread

Gloria Allred sent a letter to a Florida District Attorney asking him to arrest Rush Limbaugh for violation of an ancient Florida law.

The statute stipulates that anyone who “speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity” is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh’s remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.

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Just one problem, Gloria: it looks to me that the truth would be a perfect defense for Rush.  

The statute requires that the perp falsely impute a woman's "want of chastity." (That's "slutiness" for those of you in Rio Linda.)  But Ms. Fluke has pretty much handed Rush his defense with her public comments.  Unmarried women in possession of their chastity don't need $3,000 worth of contraceptives.

Another thing: Did Ms. Allred ask Sandra Fluke if she wanted her help?  The answer is "no."

[Allred] said Friday that she has not yet been in touch with Fluke.

“I don’t reach out to women, they reach out to me,” she said. “If she did reach out to me, obviously I would respond.”

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Maybe Ms. Fluke doesn't want her sex life to become an artifact of discovery in a criminal trial in Florida.  If the DA prosecutes Rush, and his best defense is the truth, then Sandra Fluke's chastity will be on trial as much as Rush's speech.


What Rush Limbaugh Could Teach Rush Limbaugh **UPATE**

What made Rush Limbaugh so amazing for 24 years was his steadfast resolve.  Face it, you have to believe what you believe title your books The Way Things Ought To Be and See, I Told You So. Rush-LimbaughHis fans loved him because he never backed down.

Rush didn’t back down when the left went nuts over his “Obama, The Magic Negro” parody. He didn’t back down from his “hope Obama fails” statement.  Rush just doesn’t back down.

And that’s why we loved him.

But this time, he backed down.

This time, his enemies are dancing in the streets.

On March 3, Rush Limbaugh posted an apology to Sandra Fluke for using the word “slut.” He said it was the wrong word.

Rush’s apology didn’t top the bleeding; it just widened the gash.

Advertisers, who had been drifting away, sprinted for the door. The latest is Carbonite, a company that Rush’s advertising helped built. (Gratitude.) Carbonite’s weaselly CEO, David Friend, couldn’t take anymore whining from his 30 year-old daughters and pulled the plug.

There are two lessons in all of this, both of which I learned from . . . wait for it . . . Rush Limbaugh. 

First, never apologize for telling it like it is.  Apologize if you tell it like it isn’t, or if you’re simply wrong on the facts. But apologizing because the left doesn’t like what you say only encourages them to take you down.

Second, never a leftist an easy win.  The left lacks a single valid theory of human life, except domination by the cruelest. It relies on bullying, tyranny, demagoguery, lies, and hate to beat down the decent people, to cow the timid, and to vilify the noble brave.

When Rush apologized, he broke his own rules. The left has stepped up its attacks on him instead of saying “thanks.”  Leftists have no grace, no tact, no socially redeeming virtues.  Hell, they don’t believe in virtues.

For a quarter century, Rush Limbaugh was our pillar of strength whose brazen steadfastness fortified the timid.  I suspect the timid will look for a new pillar of strength, like puppies hiding under their mother’s belly.

After the shocking loss of Andrew Breitbart, we need Rush to come roaring back.

**UPDATE:  NYTimes reports that Rush's enemies took his apology as a sign of weakness.

Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh’s public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.

It's time to be #WithRush

**NOTE:  Between the time I wrote this and the time I posted it, a seventh advertiser, ProFlowers, dropped its ads from the Limbaugh show.

How Rush Limbaugh Revived Chivalry

A Georgetown law student turned the Democrat Party from an androgynous blob into a modern day Ivanhoe. (Yes, I’ll tread carefully around that “Ivanhoe” to spare Democrat sensibilities.)


Sandra Fluke, the student, begged Congress to confiscate property from me and millions of other taxpayers in order to satisfy her sexual appetite.

Rush Limbaugh pointed out that law school lasts three years, condoms cost about a buck each, and Ms. Fluke needed 3,000 of them just to make it to the bar exam.

And she wants the federal government to put a gun to your head to pay for them.

Limbaugh’s editorial included the obvious conclusion: Ms. Fluke’s libido would wear out the (libeled) Duke Lacrosse team.

Democrats went apoplectic. Their direct mail consultants broke fingernails furiously banging out fundraising letters to millions of morally challenged Democrat donors.  In a noble desire to defend the honor of the Georgetown Slattern, chivalry is reborn.

The Democrat and media hypocrisy smells like a Philadelphia trash barge in August.  (Yes, I’ve been there.)  I could list a thousand instances of lefties libeling innocent people simply for being—not like them.

One example is the Tawana Brawley case, in which Rev. Al Sharpton worked to frame an innocent man. (See Sharpton Loses Libel Case.)

The Duke Lacrosse team is another example. When a black stripper accused members of the team of rape, the leftist media immediately and finally pronounced the white men guilty.  Eugene Robinson, the Washington Post’s Race-Baiter-in-Residence, led the charge.  And Duke’s leftist professors refused to back down long after charges were dropped. And why did the Duke faculty let the false rape charges against white male students live on?  Because they’re cowards or liars. 

In their book Rush to Judgment: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, journalists, explain:

But, as some admitted privately to friends, they were also afraid to cross the activists—black and female activists especially—lest they be smeared with charges of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, or right-wingism.

That's what would happen to a chemistry professor who—months after the team's innocence had become clear—became the first member of the arts and sciences faculty to break ranks with the academic herd. It took less than twenty-four hours for the head of Duke's women's studies program to accuse him of racism in a letter to The Chronicle.

In these cases, liberals knowingly and falsely accused people of crimes for the purpose of self-gain. In the Georgetown Slattern case, a radio talk show host  simply made a wisecrack. Sandra Fluke, not Limbaugh, told the country in open testimony that she consumes a thousand dollars worth of contraceptives a year. Ms. Fluke, not Limbaugh, demands that I pay for her contraceptives.  And she’s willing to, um, “lend” herself out to Congress and the media get her way.

Meanwhile, Iran is ready to launch nuclear missiles, and the national debt is spinning wildly toward the point of no return.

Go, Rush!

Time for Michael Steele to Resign

When Republican Congressmen and -women are more conservative than the party chair, it's time for a new party chair.  Micheal Steele took his seat and immediately alienated conservatives, the backbone of the Republican party.  By attacking Rush Limbaugh, Steele attacked one of the few people in the US with the courage to speak the truth. 

For five years, Democrats have prayed -- PRAYED -- that Al Qaeda in Iraq would defeat the US Military. Yes, John Murtha, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the Democrat party rooted for our enemies and cheered American military deaths.

Steele was silent. 

But when Rush Limbaugh rightly states that Obama should fail in his attempt to turn the United States socialist, Steele attacks Limbaugh.  

Steele is spineless.  Let's call him Michael Tinfoil.

Perhaps it's time for the Republican party, itself, to disband.  The guilty white men of the GOP have given us a series of failed candidates; they have exiled conservatives; and they have abandoned their bounden duty to preserve and defend this republic.  While in charge of the C'ongress, they spent like drunken Democrats.  Since losing power in 2006, they have continued to hijack Democrat policies.  

Some conservative once lamented that if the Democrats introduced legislation to burn the Capitol to the ground, the Republicans would offer a counter measure to phase the fire in over 5 weeks.  

Michael Steele would light the match.  

It's time for Steele to resign.